As of 2011 it is required that every shark brought onto a boat within U.S. waters have their fins fully or partially attached to their bodies. But some states have taken an even greater stand on the matter; Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, California, and Illinois have enacted state laws that outlaw any interaction or association with any shark fins. Besides the U.S., countries such as England, the European Union, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Australia, and 15 other countries have banned the act of shark finning within their coastal waters. A total of 14 countries have even completely banned all shark fishing within their waters (“Shark …show more content…
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